Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 2nd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome to Mulberry School The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.


Preschool (3-4 year olds)
4K (4-5 year olds)
First/Second Grade

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings and to download and print an application. Be aware that space is limited and some classes may have wait lists.


Super Hero 5k – April 29th at 1pm

March 22, 2018

Superhero Sprint 5k and Kids 1/4 mile Fun Run benefitting Mulberry School. Superhero costumes encouraged. The course is mostly flat with a few rolling hills on the Constitution Trail. There is a 1/4 mile kids fun run for ages 10 and under. Awards will be given for the best adult costume, all kids’ fun run participants, top 3 male and female overall finishers and top aged 12 and under finisher. Strollers are welcome. T-shirt included with Early Bird Registration. Affordable childcare offered at the school for ages 3 and up.

Entry fee is $25 for adults and $5 child for the fun race.

Mulberry Summer Camp

February 27, 2018

Enroll in our 2018 Mulberry Summer Camp!

Full Day Fun 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Session 1: June 4 – June 29
Session 2: July 9 – Aug 3

Click on the brochure for more information: Mulberry Summer Camp Brochure 2018

February 2, 2018

Check out this video of just some of the amazing things that happen every day at Mulberry School!



Open House!

January 18, 2018

Mulberry School will hold our annual open house on Sunday, February 11 from 2 – 4pm. 

Families interested in learning more about Mulberry are invited to tour school, meet the teachers, and talk with current parents about why they chose Mulberry School.

Cultural Diversity Celebration

December 22, 2017

Mulberry celebrates cultural diversity!  The kids learned about Hanukkah, Colombia, Mexico, Hawaii, Germany, Italy, and had snack at the North Pole.

The Early Explorers Class Has Openings!

September 18, 2017

Calling 2-year-old* and young 3-year-old students who want to experience a fun start to school! Early Explorers currently has openings for the 2017-2018 school year. Early Explorers meets from 9-11am on Thursdays and Fridays. Your child can attend on Thursday only, Friday only, or both days.

Children will be engaged in story time, music and movement, sensory and discovery, small group learning, social and language learning experiences including center time, snack, and recess.

Students who are still 2 years old will need to have a parent on the Mulberry School premises during class time until his/her 3rd birthday. Parents volunteer in the classroom 1-2 times a month using sign-up sheets.  No other parent hours required for this class.

*To be eligible for this class, children must have turned 2 before September 1, 2017.


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